Focus on High-Value, Pain-Free Living
Integrated Mechanical Care (IMC) operates with the holistic view that musculoskeletal health requires a state of complete physical, mental or social well-being, not just the absence of orthopedic challenges or disabilities.
In relation to physical health, specifically, the Company focuses on body type, sensory acuity, resistance to diseases and disorders, body function, capacity for recuperation, and physical performance capabilities—especially muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. (Sports Med. 2001;31(12):863-73.)
In its mechanical assessments, IMC evaluates dynamic, muscular strength (e.g., the maximum force a muscle group generates at a specific velocity), endurance (e.g., the capacity to perform repeated contractions against a load over time), and flexibility (e.g., resistance of a joint to motion and range of motion).
The Company’s goal is to restore muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility—and address concomitant psychosocial and socioeconomic challenges—to optimize physical, mental, and social well-being.
Resolve Biological, Psychosocial, and Socioeconomic Challenges
Musculoskeletal health reduces the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, anxiety, and depression; supports activities of daily living (ADL); and increases overall quality of life.
Integrated Mechanical Care (IMC) prevents, diagnoses, and resolves musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) using an evidence-based, multidisciplinary program that includes Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), psychosocially-based health coaching services, and technology-enabled quality systems.
The Company’s outcomes-accountable™ orthopedic condition management programs:
- identify the causes of, and solutions to, musculoskeletal injury and disease, in a non-invasive, conservative manner;
- help patients find the best possible clinical specialists where conservative care is not enough; and
- empower patients with insight and practices that prevent injury or reduce the debilitating effects of orthopedic conditions.
IMC’s evidence-based, multidisciplinary programs incorporate Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) methods, psychosocially-based health coaching services, and technology-enabled quality systems. They are based on the best, up-to-date scientific data available and produce resolution of injury and pain for more than 90% of patients—typically within five clinical visits—without unnecessary MRIs, CT scans, EMG/NCV tests, drugs, or surgeries.
Offering comparative effectiveness in both patient-reported outcomes and objective measures of program success, IMC’s outcomes-accountable™ solutions are an essential first step in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of orthopedic conditions.